Private Loan Database

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This fund distributes yearly, interest-free loans up to $5,000 to medical students, preferably of the Jewish faith, who demonstrate significant financial need. Loan recipients are asked to begin repayment of the loan within five years of graduation. Applications and information.  Application deadline: May 15th.

Scholarships and loans are offered by ABWA through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Fund. Scholarships include the $3,000 President's Scholarship and the Glorine Tuohey Memorial Scholarship for $3,000, which are awarded annually.The $10,000 Ruth H. Bufton Scholarship is awarded each odd-numbered year; the $10,000 Hilary A. Bufton Jr. Scholarship is awarded each even-numbered year. Candidates for special scholarships need not be sponsored by a chapter and information about the scholarship is mailed to designated universities each year. For more information, visit the website or write ABWA, Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund, American Business Women's Association, 11050 Roe Ave, Suite 200, Overland Park, KS 66211.  More Information.  Application deadline: May 15.

AMWA honors the memory of Anne C. Carter, MD, with an annual award for outstanding student leadership. The recipient will receive $1000, and the nominating chapter, if applicable, will also receive $1000. The awardee must be present at the Awards Presentation Ceremony at AMWA's Annual Meeting in March.  Details can be found here.  Application deadline: November 5.

Applicants must be a minority student who is a US Citizen and a permanent resident of California. The student must also be enrolled full time in a fully accredited institution, demonstrate financial need and academic standing. Second-year students may apply for awards up to $2,500; third- and fourth-year student may apply for awards up to $5,000. Loans are interest free until repayment begins in the fourth month after internship completion. Interest charged is prime +3%. Obtain an application by contacting: Charles Drew Scholarship Loan Fund, PO Box 431427, Los Angeles CA 90043.

This fund is an interest-free loan ranging from $2,000-$5,000 for medical and law school students based on financial need. Preference is given to students who live in the Greater Philadelphia area and of the Jewish faith. Must be enrolled in an accredited local law or medical school. Repayment begins with five years of graduation. Applications and Information.  Application deadline: May 15.


Eligible students may apply for interest-free loans if they are U.S. citizens in a fully accredited school. Applications are accepted from January 1-May 15. Applications may be downloaded from the Foundation's website or by writing Bill Raskob Foundation, PO Box 507, Crownsville, MD 21032-0507. Email for more information or to request an application at  For details, visit Bill Raskob Foundation.

Loans are for 3rd and 4th year medical students in good academic standing who need financial assistance for completion of their education. Interest rate is 2% per year, with payments beginning one year from graduation with entire principal balance due in ten years from graduation from medical studies. Contact AMS OFA or Brenton P. Thurston at 401-278-6038.  Mail application to Brenton P. Thurston, VP, US Trust, Attn:  Charles A Lauffer Scholarship Fund, 110 Westminster Street (RI1-536-05-03), Providence, RI  02903.  Application deadline:  June 15.

The Foundation offers loans to graduate students at any accredited school in the US; however, first consideration is given to students from Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Loans are renewed yearly without reapplying. Repayment begins one year after graduation; interest rate is 5.5%. Write: The Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation, Inc., 1025 East Broadway, Monmouth IL 61462; phone: (309) 734-2419; email:  More Information.    Application deadline:  May 1.

Eligibility criteria for these interest-free loans are: US citizenship; qualified for financial need (must complete FAFSA); be enrolled in a school in the state in which the student resides; demonstrate academic excellence. Email:; or write Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education, c/o Private Foundation Services, Inc., 4265 San Felipe, Suite 1100, Houston TX 77027-2913.  More Information.  Application deadline:  April 9.

Fourth-year medical students may borrow up to $15,000 for one year. Interest rates are fixed or variable, and repayment options include interest-only payments for the first 24 months of the loan up to the first year of medical practice. Mail Application to National Association of Residents & Interns , Hillsboro Executive Center North, 350 Fairway Drive, Suite 200, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-1834. Or, fax it to (954) 571-8582.  Download Application. For questions call (800)221-2168.

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A variety of loans and repayment programs are available to Alaska residents who attend fully accredited graduate school. More Information.  Phone: 1-800-441-2962.

Sponsored by the San Diego County Medical Society Association for Medical and Paramedical Education and Research, these loans are offered to San Diego residents who attend an accredited medical school. Loan amounts up to $4000 annually, with 5% interest rate after graduation. Repayment begins one year after graduation. A personal interview is part of the application process. Application periods: February 1-March 15, and May 1-June 15. Obtain an application by contacting: AMPER, PO Box 23581, San Diego CA 92193-0581.  For details, visit SDCMS site.

Eligible students are high school graduates of Broome County, New York area or have established permanent ties to the county. Third- and fourth-year students are given priority. Interest-free loans up to $2000 are awarded; repayment must be completed within five years of finishing residency training.  For more information and an application, contact: Cynthia S. Burger, Broome County Medical Society, 4513 Old Vestal Road, Vestal NY 13850-3543; Phone: (607) 729-9261; email:  Application deadline:  May 1.  NO 2014 LOANS AVAILABLE.

Medical students who are Delaware residents for at least one year may apply for loans. Awards range from $2,500 to $9,000 annually and are based on financial need. Loans are interest free until graduation from medical school; thereafter, interest charged is based on prime rate. Email Liz Lenz, at or phone at (302) 733-3952.  Applications and information.  Application deadline: May 15.

Medical students who are legal residents of the Triad region of North Carolina are eligible to apply for interest-free loans. Limit of $1000 for first year, and $2000 for remaining years, with a $5000 cap per individual. Personal interview with a Trustee required before acceptance. Repayment begins four months after graduation in monthly installments. Contact Brenda Henley: PO Box 1735, Greensboro, NC 27402; (336) 292-7899; or with questions or to request an application by mail. Application deadline is April 28.

Loans are available to Mississippi residents of good character who are enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Applicants must show need and promise of social and financial responsibility. Personal interviews are required to receive an application. Loans amounts up to $5,000 per year may be renewable. Payments on the principal are deferred until three months after graduation. Interest rate on amount borrowed is 6%. Contact: Feild Co-operative Association Inc., Student Loan Program, 4400 Old Canton Road, Suite 170, Jackson MS 39211; Phone: (601) 713-2312.  More Information.

Residents (for at least 12 months) of Pennsylvania may apply for loans up to $7,000 annually. Deferment up to 5 years during residency training, with a repayment period of 10 years at an interest rate that will not exceed 6%. Other eligibility criteria include US citizenship, full-time enrollment in a US medical school, and good credit record. Phone: (800) 228-7823 or (717) 558-7854; email:; or write: Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, 777 East Park Drive, PO Box 8820, Harrisburg PA 17105-8820.  More Information. Application deadline:  May 15.

The Fund sponsors a loan program for North Dakota residents who are in an accredited graduate program. Loan amounts vary with fund availability. Repayment begins one year after graduation at an interest rate of 5% per year. For information, contact Susan Lundberg, Trustee, Gabriel J. Brown Trust, 112 Ave. E West, Bismarck, N.D. 58501; Email:  More Information.   Application deadline:  June 1.

Loans are available to Massachusetts residents and are interest free if repaid within the guidelines of Bank of America (formerly Fleet National Bank). Loans in the amount of $2,000 to $4,000 are awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Email:; Phone (413) 732-2858; write: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, 1500 Main Street, PO Box 15769, Springfield, MA 01115.  More Information.  Application deadline:  March 31.

The Finance Authority of Maine offers need-based loans to Maine residents who are enrolled in any accredited medical school in the U.S. Loan amounts up to $25,000 per year are available. Repayment is deferred until after graduation; loan forgiveness is possible if the borrower practices medicine in an underserved area of Maine.  Applicants must submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.  More Information and Application.  Application deadline:  May 30.  

Sponsored by the Hampden District Medical Society, the loan program offers $2,000 interest-free loans to students who are residents of Hampden County and enrolled in an accredited medical school. For an application, contact: Coni Fedora, Executive Director, Hampden District Medical Society, 111 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA 01089-1540; email:; Phone (413) 736-0661; or MA Medical Society website.  Application deadline: September 15.

Eligible students for these grants are residents of Morris County, NJ, and third or fourth year medical students in an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school. The maximum amount available to a borrower is $2,000. Loans are interest free until repayment begins, which may be two years after establishment of practice or five years after medical school graduation. Applicant must obtain letters of reference from 2 members of the medical society and one from the Dean of the medical school stating that the applicant is not in academic jeopardy. Send requests for information and application forms to: Chairman, Medical Student Loan/Scholarship Fund Committee, Morris County Medical Society, 52 Elm Street, Morristown, NJ 07960; email:; Phone: (973) 539-9493.

Residents of Massachusetts are given preference for these $5,000 annual interest-free loans. Awarded to second or third year medical students.  Mass Med Website.   Email:; phone: (800) 944-5562; or write Susan Frzier, Norfolk District Medical Society Loan Fund, 860 Winter Street, Suite 2, Waltham MA 02451-1414.  More Information.  Application Deadline:  March 1.  

The OMTC administers the Rural Education Scholarship Loan Program to Oklahoma residents, licensed in OK, and who agree to practice medicine in Oklahoma communities with population less than 7,500. Eligible applicants are enrolled or accepted into a medical school and plan a career in primary care medicine. Loan amounts are $25,000 for first year, and $35,000 for each year thereafter. For an application, contact: Physician Manpower Training Commission, 5500 North Western Ave, Suite 201, Oklahoma City, OK 73118; Phone: (405) 843-5667.    More Information.

Grants and interest-free loans are available to medical students who graduated from high schools in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited institution and must show initiative, desire for self-improvement, and financial need. Repayment begins three months after graduation and must be completed in a five-year period.  For an application, contact: Samuel L. Abrams Foundation, Attn:  Program Officer for Educational Enhancement, 200 N. 3rd Street, 8th Floor, PO Box 678, Harrisburg PA 17108-0678.  More Information.  Application deadline:  May 31.

Makes interest-free loans of up to $10,000 each year for no more than four years to meritorious students from Maryland whose families have adjusted gross incomes of less than $90,000. Contact:  Central Scholarship, 6 Park Center Court, Suite 211, Owings Mills, MD 21117; Telephone: 410.415.5558, Email:  Central Scholarship website.   Application Deadline:  April 1.